Top 5 Best Vegan Gummy Bears in 2023 (100% Plant-based)
Honestly after searching all over the internet spending hours looking at the ingredients list and trying a few there are very few brands that are actually vegan and gelatin-free. The famous brands available contains gelatin and hence aren’t plant-based. We have curated a list of the best vegan gummies available online to help you find cruelty-free products which are superior in quality and tastes a lot better.
Non-vegan gummies contains gelatin which is made from animals like pig or sometimes other animals. The animals are slaughtered for their collagen – a protein that makes connective tissue, and this collagen is nothing but gelatin. As mentioned above very few brands make gummies that are gelatin-free. Fortunately, there are handful of brands that provide vegan gummies. The benefits of these gummies are comparatively more than the other gummies.
Here’s is the list of top vegan gummy bears available :
1. The Organic Candy Factory - Organic Gummy Cubs
Searching for a vegan product has always been a task for me. I saw a few well-known brands who claimed themselves as organic. Checked the Ingredients and they couldn’t even pass the test. Found these little cubs on amazon checked the ingredients list and bought them. This is one of the few brands which will provide you 100% organic gummies by organic I also mean it doesn’t contain gelatin. Yes, You heard it right these gummies are gelatin-free. They have a soft texture and sand-coated with sugar. Check the list of ingredients to understand the product better.
Ingredients: Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic Sugar, Pectin, Organic Grape Juice Concentrate, Citric Acid, Color added: Organic Black Carrot Juice Concentrate, Ascorbic Acid, Natural Flavors. Tricalcium Phosphate, DL-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinol Acetate
Special Mention: Personally I feel you should go for the berry flavor they taste a lot better. The pouch is reusable so you can store other candies too.
Pros: Made of 100% pure organic ingredients, contains Vitamin C, the taste is better for selective flavours and the price is not very high.
Cons: Currently might not be available on Amazon, some flavours don’t taste up to the mark.
2. Annie's Homegrown - Bunny Fruit Snacks
So they are not exactly gummy bears but these gummies are organic without gelatin. This brand is very popular all over the USA and in other countries as well. We are personally a fan of this gummy, reason being the use of the highest quality ingredient and use of real organic juice. They are small bunny-shaped gummies and you can have them any time of the day. The price is a bit on the higher side because of the true elements used. They can be consumed by any age group. Most families in the US prefer them because the brand is trustworthy and has a presence in the market for more than 25 years.
Ingredients: tapioca syrup*, cane sugar*, tapioca syrup solids*, pear juice concentrate*, water, pectin, citric acid, sodium citrate, ascorbic acid (vitamin c), color* (black carrot*, blackcurrant* extracts), sunflower oil*, natural flavor, carnauba wax*.
Special Mention: Taste is comparatively better than the organic candy factory’s Organic Gummy cubs.
Pros: Made from 100% real fruit juice, contains Vitamin C, a popular choice by many.
Cons: The packet is expensive for a small box, go for the large box instead to save a few bucks.
3. J. Luehders Vegan Soft Gummy Candy
One of the best vegan gummies in the market. Not exactly bears but they are far better than the non-vegan gummies. J.lueders is a german based company. Their gummies appear somewhat like jelly candies but they taste yummy. The texture is quite soft and it’s easy to consume. They contain glucose syrup and fruit juice concentrate. They are a bit pricey as compared to other vegan bear gummies but you will totally love it and they are worth every penny. The fruity aftertaste makes them really worth a try. So we recommend you try these gummies at least once and also check the ingredient list to understand what’s inside them. Unfortunately, they are not available in the local stores but they are available online on amazon so you can check them now.
Ingredients: Glucose syrup, sugar, fruit Concentrate.
Special Mention: They are made from sustainable palm oil, available in 3 different fruity flavors.
Pros: Taste is better compared to other vegan gummies, free from gluten and artificial colors.
Cons: A bit pricey, not a USA-based product, and not available in local stores as of now.
4. Wholesome - Cinnamon Vegan Gummies
The wholesome brand is well-known for using only recognizable ingredients in its products. These gummies are unique compared to the others mentioned in the list as it has a perfectly blended spicy taste, thanks to cinnamon. Just to let you guys know the taste is superb. The blend of sweet and spicy will make your taste buds want more of them. You can have them anytime while traveling or during a stayover with friends. These cinnamon vegan bear gummies can also be a great snacking option. The texture is soft and they feel smooth while swallowing. They have tried to add as many organic ingredients as possible.
Ingredients: Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic Apple Juice (Water, Organic Apple Juice Concentrate), Organic Agave Powder, Native Starch Blend (Organic Tapioca Starch, Corn Starch), Organic Tapioca Dextrose, Colored with Fruit and Vegetable Extracts (Organic Carrot, Organic Black Currant, and Radish), Natural Cinnamon Flavor, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Carnauba Wax.
Special Mention: Cinnamon flavor, no synthetic colors, 2% discount on a pack of 2.
Pros: Good choice for kids, recognizable ingredients, value for money.
Cons: Heavy on pockets, some people might not prefer the cinnamon taste.
5. YumEarth : Vegan Gummy Fruits
YumEarth is one of the very few brands to make it to the list. This brand claims to be using top-notch products in the making. These vegan gummies have a slightly grainy texture but are overall easy to consume. The taste is just fantastic and you and your family will love them. Not to forget they are free from gelatin and they also claim to be free from the top 8 allergens making them one of the most worry-free gummies in the market. It can be consumed by every age group. Kids are surely gonna love them. We definitely recommend you try these gummies at least once and enjoy this delicious snack at any point in time. The only thing that bothered me was the price as the quantity is less but the taste and the ingredients use to make them are worth every penny.
Ingredients: Organic rice syrup, organic cane sugar, pectin, citric acid, ascorbic acid, natural flavors, colored with organic concentrate (apple, carrot, pumpkin, blackcurrant), organic sunflower oil, organic carnauba wax
Special Mention: They taste like real fruit snacks, with no artificial food coloring used.
Pros: Allergen friendly, GMO- free, made without dairy products.
Cons: Heavy on pockets, less quantity.
Vegan gummies are those which do not contain gelatin in the making. Haribo gummy bears contain gelatin making them not suitable for vegan people. So, no, Haribo gummy bears are not vegan.
1. The Organic Candy Factory
– Organic Gummy Cubs
2. Annie’s Homegrown – Bunny Fruit Snacks
3. J. Luehders Vegan Soft Gummy Candy
4. Wholesome – Cinnamon Vegan Gummies
5. YumEarth : Vegan Gummy Fruits